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*note: Membership fees for new members will be prorated based on when you join. Annual renewal for membership fees takes place annually on February 1st.

Benefits of Membership

When you become a individual or family member of the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society, you not only join our community, but you also gain access to:

  • Current, up-to-date Down Syndrome information
  • Our office library – including journals, magazines, books, and articles
  • A network of like-minded people in similar situations who are eager to share, help, and advise
  • A monthly e-newsletter
  • Social & Event information
  • Parent Networking Support groups
  • Outreach
  • New parent package
  • Workshops on topics such as speech, signing, behavior, wills and estate planning, Music Therapy, Reading and Math Programs Sexuality & Relationship classes, and transition planning.
  • Host T21 Awareness Walk event to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness
  • A presence on Social Media (ie: Facebook, Twitter & Linked In)
  • Summer camp opportunities
  • LMDSS brochures for public awareness
  • Attend school presentations and IEP meetings with parents and educators to help set up educational programs for students
  • Provide information and resources for local college and university students (medical, dental, and healthcare) to help students understand the medical issue faced by families and individuals
  • Provided ongoing support to the Youth Group, Adult Group and Parent Networking Support Groups.
  • Expand the number of Parent Networking Support groups in B.C.
  • Expand our Outreach parent committee to serve more homes, and hospital visits
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting

Group Membership

As a Group, an organization or society who support individuals with Down Syndrome and their families, you will receive access to the same information and services as above PLUS we will supply you with:

  • Educational resources
  • Event planning and awareness program assistance
  • Fundraising items (awareness bracelets)
  • Workshop (like how to hire a person with Down Syndrome)
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting

Corporate Membership

A partnership with a company, who value raising awareness, developing knowledge and lifetime support for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

  • Educational resource
  • Information regarding the employment of individuals with Down syndrome
  • Provide customized presentations to staff members
  • A vote at the Annual General Meeting



Health & Education:

Reading and Math Workshop
Date: April 11th to June 27th
Time: Wednesday – 3:30 – 4:30 and 4:30 – 5:30 and 5:30 – 6:30
Location –  LMDSS Office
Cost:  10.00 per session – total all 12 classes $120.00
Registration is required.  Email for confirmation.


Watch for upcoming events in the new year.

Community Support:

To attend any of the Parent Networking Groups you must register either by phone 604-591-2722, or email at
If you require childcare you must inform us at the time of registration.

LMDSS Parent
Networking Groups:

Topic: Getting to know each other
Date: April 4th 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: LMDSS office, 201 – 13281 – 72 Ave., Surrey, BC
Cost: Free

Topic: TBA

Topic: TBA


Topic: TBA


Topic: TBA

Adults Connect (ages 19+)
Event: TBA

Youth Group (10+)
Event: Wii Dance Party at Melissa’s
Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 6:00pm till 9:00pm
Location: Melissa’s house
Cost: Pizza free but you can bring a small snack or drink to share if you like
Contact: Melissa Hawkes

Dance Fit Classes (NEW)
The Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society will be starting up this program in the Spring. The dates are will be confirmed shortly, and will be posted.
If your child, teen, or adult is interested in making friends,having fun, and getting into shape, please email the LMDSS office to register at